Are you ready for the most exciting tour through the history of Rethymnon?
Get your camera ready, put on your headphones, get in the mood for an excursion and... off we go!
The tours starts from Agnostos Stratiotis Square.
We take the beach road (Eleftheriou Venizelou Street), we go past the port and we arrive at the imposing Venetian castle Fortezza, where we make our first stop.
We continue along the coastline until we reach the entrance to the Old Town where you can see the historic Prefecture building.
After few hundred metres we turn left to Igoumenou Gavriil Street which leads to the Municipal Garden, our third stop. Then, we take Moatsou, Zymbrakaki and Emmanouil Portaliou streets in the very heart of the city and we arrive at the ΒΙΟ, an old olive pomace factory.
The next stop will be back to the coast road, where local people have made turtle nests to protect the Caretta-Caretta.
Now we leave the city and go northeast into the fascinating countryside. Our seventh stop will be at the Monastery of Panagia Halevi (16th century) with the magnificent flame shaped windows.
Next stop Mili, a verdant path next to an abandoned settlement. On the way to the historic village Chro- monastiri we will pass through landscapes of wild vegetation. Don't leave the village which used to be a fortified settlement unless you visit the Military museum with exhibits showcasing the war efforts of Cretan people.
It's time to go to Roussospiti also called "balcony of Rethymnon" for its amazing view. Our last stop will be in one of the oldest women's monasteries in Crete, the Monastery of Agia Irini (13th century).